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The Broken Fountain by Thomas Belmonte
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The Broken Fountain

by Thomas Belmonte

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One of the most engrossing "participant observer" accounts I have ever read. A rich, affectionate portrait of Naples. No surprise that this book is still in print after 25+ years.
  booksaplenty1949 | Apr 27, 2012 |
At a time when we have so much difficulty understanding poverty in our own country, it is interesting to look at some other country's poor, to examine their anger and frustration. . . . The forms taken by their aggressions and their defenses, the configurations of their pride and their sense of self, the degree to which they fall back on love for consolation, or on friendship. . .This is what Thomas Belmonte does in The Broken Fountain.
 
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Belmonte describes life in an impoverished Naples, Italy, neighborhood, where casual criminality and anger set the tone.

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